Despite its popularity in the spa world, fish-pedicures are being banned across the state of Texas, according to a news4jax.com article. The Texas Department of Licensing and Registration announced their decision Oct. 8.
Although the fish are used to nibble dead skin off feet, health experts also believe fish have the potential to spread infections, saying that the tanks cannot always be appropriately cleaned and disinfected.
The article, however, states that no cases have been reported of such health problems. (www.news4jax.com, 10/9)